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New South Wales Government launches jobs platform for international students

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Government of New South Wales through The NSW study cooperates with the leading employment market SEARCH to deliver ‘New Wales Jobs Connect for International Students’.

The SEEK platform now includes the ‘#NSW Jobs Connect’ filter, which allows international students to easily search for job opportunities posted by employers in a range of sectors including finance, construction, manufacturing and technology.

“With more than 136,000 international students actively studying in New South Wales, integrating into local communities and investing in their future, it’s important that we support them throughout their studies and beyond,” said Alistair Henskens, NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Wales.

“This innovative program will help students find suitable employment opportunities and connect New South Wales employers with a strong, diverse and reliable talent pool, helping to grow the economy and ensure a bright future for New South Wales.”

Vicky Drakuzis, director of human resources at insurance company Allianz Australia – an employer participating in the program – said the new feature allows businesses to access a whole new talent pool while providing career opportunities for international students.

“We are confident that these students will bring insight and diverse thinking to Allianz,” she added.

“We are confident that these students will bring insight and diverse thinking to Allianz”

The pilot is the first of its kind, according to Kady Taylor, SEEK’s head of government relations.

“Many employers are unaware that international students are eligible to work during and after graduation, and many are eligible to work for up to six years after graduation,” Taylor said.

“This program brings together students and employers through our platform and at in-person events, creating opportunities and equipping both parties with the knowledge and skills to succeed.”

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